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SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R7 265 DirectX 11.2 100370L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Still kicking like a boss

Cons: Sapphire fans and as other people said thermal paste is trashy. The fans also locked up after 6 months of use

Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd review of this card I felt it be wise to give fair warnings and recommendations to first time buyers.
It's excellent mid ranged priced card 7850 HD renamed uses same chipset just slightly tweaked on clocks. I recommend you replace sapphire cooler and thermal paste. Out of the box expect 50-60c temps. I just recently had to replace my entire cooler because of the fans locking up luckily i had an old "ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo PRO" ( )that i removed from a ECS nvidia geforce 450GTS (the heatsink/fans combo is universal) it's not made for a 7800 series chipset nor an R7 but it will fit perfectly on this sapphire version. stock sapphire out the box was 50-60c on most games after i re-pasted with arctic silver paste and put that accelero on it temps max at 40c ive only seen it go to 53c at 99% GPU usage when i did a 2 hour long stress test and room temps of 75F. So that should be enough evidence to prove out of the box the cooler and paste is junk and should be replaced soon as you get it.
Other then that this is really amazing card for the price.

SAPPHIRE DUAL-X Radeon R7 265 DirectX 11.2 100370L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I put it in a PC about 9 years old and I've ran all the games I have on ultra high or high setting, Most of my game are unreal 3 engine games, except payday 2 I got that free with this card. Highest setting on it as well, vsync'ed at 75Hz. Not a hitch not a shutter what so ever. I was pretty amazed it isn't pushing this card to max as my mobo is just 2.0 x16 my cpu is old Athlon x2 6400+ - 64Bit That says alot, this card in lowest of low spec maxing games you know you got a good card! I only seen slight improvements in guild wars 2 but that game is more needy on the cpu than gpu any MMO will be. Runs very cool under very high loads. This card is worth more than the price tag I recommend you get it if you need a cheap upgrade Got mine on mothers day weekend price tag was only $149 so I got luckier than some will.

Cons: It can get loud if the fan hits 100% the fans are hitting about 6000 RPMs @ 100% But to me that is not something I worry about my a/c is louder and in the same room adjacent to me You wont hear that card if you use headphones.

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a 4670HD I knew if my mobo and CPU wouldn't bottle neck me to much it would do well, just not this well. I was very very surprised at the frames per second increase I got in all my games. Most games before i was running at lowest possible setting and resolutions which was 1024x768 @ 75Hz barely grabbing 40 FPS Now they are at max settings resolution of 1280x1024@75Hz (which is high as my LCD goes) capping at 60-75 FPS it probably can go higher but I'm vsync'ed.

inland 07242 Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical 2000 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Smooth mouse good precision. Some wild features on it normal mouse feature then it has a media mode that can be activated by holding the DPI switch for 5 secs (media mode is indicated by a blue LED under the mouse wheel.) pretty handy if you don't have a keyboard with media controls. Has a FPS feature that increases the USB report rate from 500Hx to 1000Hz. Seems much smoother at default (500Hz) Nice overall weight not to heavy not to light just right. 4x DPI settings 800/1200/1600/2000 Sensitive mouse clicks but smooth at the same time mouse wheel very smooth good notches to it. The 2x click button works as intended It's well worth $13 I'm comparing to the gigabyte M6800 & to be honest so far it blows that thing away. As for lifetime I don't know yet had the gigabyte M6800 a year and it still hasn't shorted out yet.

Cons: Not many maybe position of the 2x click button. I feel the 2x click button hard to reach should have lengthened the mouse by 1/2 an inch put the 2x click button lil more near top edge closer to where one's finger tip would be. Also there is no light indication of what dpi setting you are currently in you just gotta remember 4 settings and the feel of each setting. Also I feel the media LED needs to be more visible say maybe in the case of the mouse rather than hidden under the mouse wheel. Because from an anle looking down u can't see the Media mode blue light at all.

Other Thoughts: my hands aren't all that large but mouse tad smaller than the Gigabyte M6800 was. It's not a problem or a con really it still has a good feel to it I'd give this mouse 5 if I knew the life time of it. if it can make 1 year without forming a short I'd definetly give it a 5.


Bradly W.'s Profile

Display Name: Bradly W.

Date Joined: 07/13/07

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 11/06/10
  • Last Review: 02/07/15
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